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Animal World

A collection of stories by

ANIMAL WORLD is the first English translation of MUNDO ANIMAL (1952), a collection of fantastic stories by a major Argentine writer, Antonio Di Benedetto (1922-1986). In each of the stories an animal enters the life of the narrator and becomes the focus of obsessive thought. Written simply, almost carelessly, the series of sixteen builds a sense of impending doom. Sometimes the story hinges on a pun, a distorted folktale, or an illogical association. The reader is drawn step by step into a world that is slowly transforming into Animal World. Angel Flores, the great popularizer of Latin American literature, found in these stories an "originality that makes them kin to works by Franz Kafka and James Joyce." This text is English only.


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Hardback Editions

July 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Animal World: Stories
Author(s): Antonio Di Benedetto, H E Francis
ISBN: 1-879378-18-3 / 978-1-879378-18-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Xenos Books
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Paperback Editions

July 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Animal World / Mundo Animal (A Xenos Dual-Language Edition: Spanish-English)
Author(s): Antonio Di Benedetto
ISBN: 1-879378-17-5 / 978-1-879378-17-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Xenos Books
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